Hungary PM Orban: Boris Johnson is ‘one of Europe’s bravest politicians’

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban holds an international news conference in Budapest, Hungary, January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “one of Europe’s bravest politicians” and the European Union should aim for strong strategic relations with Britain after it leaves the bloc, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.

“I believe a generous and strategic cooperation is needed with the British in the coming period when they are no longer members of the EU,” Orban told a news conference.

“I regard Boris Johnson one of the bravest European politicians,” Orban said, adding that “the whole world was against” Johnson and he still won December’s national election.

Reporting by Krisztina Than and Marton Dunai; editing by John Stonestreet

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